Puig-mania stings the Reds after 20 Dodger K’s

Puig sends us all home with one swing

Puig sends us all home with one swing

It was just another Dodger victory over the Zinzinnati Reds (as Mr. Scully calls ’em). They suffered a new team record with 20 strikeouts against three Reds pitchers. But Yasiel Puig who had earlier struck out 3 times and is obviously dealing with some major league adjustments to remain a super-rookie homered with two outs in the 11th inning for a 1-0 Dodgers win. Puig circled the bases and slid into home plate, where teammates were waiting for him after his first career walk-off homer.

Homeplate celebration for Puig

Homeplate celebration for Puig

The following are my postgame clubhouse interview including some preview thoughts on the Yankees invading Dodger Stadium for 2 nights starting on Tuesday.

Manager Don Mattingly:

Dodger starter Chris Capuano who threw an impressive 3-hitter thru 6 2/3 innings:

Dodgers starting LF Jerry Hairston, Jr. who was the only starter to not strikeout in the game:

Dodgers utility specialist Nick Punto:

Dodgers reliever Brandon League who’s awakened with 3 wins in a week:

Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt on his guys’ strong outing and how this sets up the Yankees series:

About Ted Sobel

Award winning sportscaster/journalist covering major events around the world since 1973. Please check out my new book 'Touching Greatness' and deep audio vault---and follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@tedsobelsports).
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s